1991 Rugby World Cup

The 2nd Rugby Union World Cup was held from October 3 to November 2, 1991, was hosted by England. World Champions were the Wallabies, the Australian national team, which beat the England team in the final at London's Twickenham Stadium.

  • 4.1 quarterfinals
  • 4.2 Semi-finals
  • 4.3 3rd place match
  • 4.4 final
  • 5.1 Teams
  • 5.2 Most points scored
  • 5.3 Most scored tests


Only just seven of 32 games were played in the nominal host country. The English Association agreed with the other organizations of the Five Nations, so that games were held in France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


16 teams qualified for the World Cup 1991. Among these, those eight were automatically qualified, who had reached the quarterfinals at the 1987 World Championships, including hosts England (each with (* ) marks ). To the remaining eight launch sites contributed 33 teams from qualification matches.

  • Africa Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
  • America Argentina Argentina
  • Canada Canada
  • United States United States
  • Oceania Australia Australia *
  • Fiji Fiji *
  • New Zealand New Zealand *
  • 1949 West Samoa Western Samoa
  • Asia Japan Japan
  • Europe England England *
  • France France *
  • Ireland Ireland *
  • Italy Italy
  • Romania Romania
  • Scotland Scotland *
  • Wales *

Preliminary round

For a victory, there were three points, two points for a draw and a defeat a point. The top two teams in each group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Final round



3rd Place Match




Most points scored

Most scored tests